Speleomorphological characteristics of the olm habitat in Croatia

Rekić, Ena (2016) Speleomorphological characteristics of the olm habitat in Croatia. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Olm is a steno-endemic stygobiont of Dinaric Alps. It is the only stygobiont vertebrate in Europe. It is completely adapted to the cruel and rough environment of the underground. There are three seperate populations of the Olm inhabiting Croatian areas which are located in Istria, Gorski Kotar with northern part of Lika and Dalmatia. The paper contains list of location inhabited by Olm in Croatia and reviews selected locations from the inhabited areas. The Olm is found in caves and pits which are filled with water. Individual Olms prefer more to be in calm underground lakes rather than torrents or streams of water. Water is clear and drinkable with a temperature of 5 °C (lowest recorded in cave Rokina Bezdana) and up to 14 °C which was recorded in the pit Pincina jama.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
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Supervisor: Bočić, Neven
Date: 2016
Number of Pages: 20
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Grozdana Sirotic
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2016 11:25
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2016 11:25
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/5273

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